Wondering where to eat plant-based or vegan in Tokyo? Japan isn’t known for its plant-based cuisine, but menus are slowly changing and becoming accommodating of veganism––especially in the capital.
Below are eighteen vegan dining options in Tokyo, from restaurants and cafes, to dessert places. All have English menus and offer satisfying meals, sweets, and snacks to all diners, whether or not you are vegetarian, vegan, or just looking to try something new.
Vegan Food in Tokyo
・Tokyo Vegan Restaurants
・Tokyo Restaurants and Cafes with Vegan Options
・Vegan Dessert Options in Tokyo
・Vegan On-the-Go: Bento and Convenience Store Food
The following cafes and restaurants have entirely plant-based, vegan menus that will impress and satisfy all diners, regardless of their dietary preferences.
T’s Tantan is one of the most well-known vegan restaurants in the Tokyo area. Offering classic Japanese ramen, dandan noodles (Taiwanese-style ramen), vegan soy meat bowls, and other options, there is something for everyone. With branches in Tokyo Station, Ueno Station, Ikebukuro, and Narita Airport, stopping into a T’s is very convenient no matter where you are.
Those with a larger appetite can choose from a wide variety of sides, including gyoza, fried soy meat, and miniature curry bowls. For diners looking for something besides ramen, there are usually pastas and rice dishes on the menu. Take-out is available for certain options, like the vegan beef bowl.
Another excellent all-vegan restaurant is AIN SOPH., with locations in Ginza, Ikebukuro, and the Shinjuku area. Each restaurant’s menu varies slightly, but all offering high-quality, organic, nutritionally-balanced options. One casual option, AIN SOPH. Ripple in Shinjuku Kabukicho, specializes in vegan fast food with a selection of hamburgers, sandwiches, and sides.
For those with a sweet tooth, AIN SOPH. is known for its decadent pancakes, which are available at the Ginza, Ikebukuro, and Shinjuku Sanchome branches, and come in a regular and seasonal variety. We recommend sharing a special dessert with a loved one to end an out-of-the-ordinary meal.
If you are craving something different in Tokyo, how about biting into a crispy falafel pita sandwich at Falafel Brothers? With locations in Shibuya, Roppongi, and Ebisu, and delivery on UberEats, falafel is a convenient, satisfying choice when your tastebuds want something besides Japanese food.
The owners of Falafel Brothers are passionate about providing authentic and hearty vegan food and showing how delicious chickpeas can be to diners. From classic pita sandwiches to fried soy meat covered in traditional tahini sauce, to a hummus smoothie, there are so many playful options to enjoy. Stop by a shop for a casual, fun meal, or order to-go to enjoy from the comfort of your lodging or home (delivery available only for certain parts of Tokyo).
….. read about the rest of the Tokyo vegan restaurants on the MATCHA website: